Darby Karchut, Author
Darby Karchut, Author



Writing Uphill:
My Thoughts

on the Craft




Desert Reflections


Slaying the School Visit


By Any Other Name


Anthropological  World Building






RMC-SCBWI Michelle Begley

Mentor Program

Invited Mentor

January  through May


2017 CCIRA Conference on Literacy-

50th Anniversary Conference

Invited Author

February 1 - 4

Marriott Denver Tech Center

Denver, CO


2017 Authors' Festival

(A Writing Mini-Conference for Kids Grades 3-8)

February 4

Marriott Denver Tech Center

Denver, CO


2017 Pikes Peak Writers Conference - Silver Jubilee

Invited Author

April 28-30

Colorado Springs Marriott

Colorado Springs, CO


Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter.  A native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy writing for children, teens, and adults.  Best thing ever: her YA series, GRIFFIN RISING, has been optioned for film.


Darby is represented by Amanda Rutter at Red Sofa Literary amanda@redsofaliterary.com


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The Fourth and Final Book


The Adventures of Finn MacCullen series:

released September 20th


 “Overall, a great choice for adventure-loving readers who prefer their battle scenes with a hefty dose of ancient weaponry, ground-fighting skills, and just a touch of magic." --School Library Journal


 "This is a great middle grade adventure series with a lot of heart." -- Kathy Martinschool librarian, Minnesota


 "I'll be re-reading this series for many years to come, and someday, my own kids will love it as much as I do."    -- A Belle's Tales


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